AKRON (Jan. 4) — Shincor Silicones Inc. has invested $500,000 to open a new liquid injection molding technical center in Akron.
The firm said the new center was created to support the design of new LIM products, provide full-scale process development of materials and assist customers. The money was spent on the plant, equipment and tooling.
Shincor´s new center includes a 110-ton, all-electric horizontal liquid injection molding press. The firm also purchased two molds — a four-cavity baby bottle nipple tool with cold-runner and valve-gates, and a single-cavity tool to overmold silicone onto thermoplastic inserts.
The new center includes room for expansion, and Shincor said it plans to add analytical testing and additional processing equipment.